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Florida On The Way To Host 2 Larger Soccer Games Of 2020 States In The Middle Of The 1 Million Covid Cases

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The state of Florida will certainly pass 1 million positive COVID-19 cases on Tuesday when the new reports surface from the state’s health department. This comes as cases are on the rise around the country. Meanwhile, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has required that schools stay open.

What does this have to do with football? Well, in just a little more than a month, the college football national championship will be played in Miami. And nearly a month after that, Super Bowl LV will be played in Tampa.

Florida has allowed fans at high school, college and professional football games, even though it’s been a limited capacity.

The state reported 6,658 new COVID cases on Monday, which brings the state’s total to 999,319. The sunshine state will hit the 1 million mark on Tuesday, following only Texas and California to have at least a million positive cases.

Super Bowl LV is scheduled for February 7, 2021, at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Super Bowl will likely have fans in the stands, even as the state of Florida gets ready to pass the 1 million mark of positive coronavirus cases.
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As for sports, all three pro football teams in Florida (Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Miami Dolphins, Jacksonville Jaguars) have allowed limited fans at their home games this season, as have the multitude of college teams in the state.

That means that all nine bowl games in the state, which is about one-fourth of all college bowl games, will likely have fans as well. Two bowl games in other states have already canceled their previously-scheduled games. They are the New Era Pinstripe Bowl in New York City and the Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas.

The College Football Playoff National Championship Game is scheduled for January 11, 2021, at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, and Super Bowl LV is scheduled for February 7, 2021, at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa.

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